Route Stop vs Route Modification

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  1. Les35

    Les35

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    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 52
    Recently I purchased a TomTom GO 52. The TomTom forum and the TomTom User Manual 17.1 were helpful. With these sources I pieced together a route for a trip we want to take later this year.


    A forum user named ATB explained the distinction between Planning a Route, Changing a Route, and Adding a Stop. When you wish to change a route ATB advised the following:

    • When you want to add a “guidance stop,” zoom into the location and don’t:

    » put the modification point on the wrong side of a freeway

    » put the modification point on a side-road

    » put the modification point on a traffic island, always place the guidance stop (aka modification point) up road on the route after the traffic island exit.

    Enclosed are notes I used to plan our vacation route. Adding a regular stop is straightforward, but changing a route using a modification point is more complicated. First, I found a longitude/latitude point using my wife’s Smartphone. I entered the lon/lat point into TomTom (see notes). Then, to get the lon/lat point at an appropriate place I had to "waggle" the point by changing the coordinates many times then looking at the map each time. This worked, but if there were a way to move the lat/lon icon on the map by simply dragging it, the procedure would be much easier.

    Perhaps TomTom can use my notes to present practical examples in the next iteration of their manual. I hope this information provides TomTom with feedback that will improve its products and help other TomTom users


    TomTom Traveling Locations and Instruction Index

    Port Angeles, WA 98362 Quality Inn 101 E 2nd St 360-457-9434

    Cheyenne, WY 82007 Comfort Inn201 W Fox farm Rd 307-514-6051

    Boise Idaho 83705 Comfort Inn 3625 W Elder St 208-342-1075

    Distances


    Topeka, KS to Lincoln, NE 2h 49min 167.7 mi

    Lincoln, NE to Cheyenne, WY 6h 35min 443 mi

    Total 9h 24min 610.7 mi

    Cheyenne, WY to Boise, ID 10h 58min 735.2 mi

    Boise, ID to Port Angeles, WA 10h 13min 621.6 mi

    TIP Power TomTom using your Phone Charger instead of connecting it to a computer

    1. Plan a route using Step-by-step search p 76 (TomTom Go User Manual 17.1)

    •••• Drive To

    Address

    98362 Port Angeles WA

    E 2nd St

    101

    Done

    Drive

    •••• Recent Destination

    101 E 2nd St, Port Angeles WA, USA

    Add to My Places

    Wc01

    Add


    2. Changing your route

    See Latitude and Longitude

    •••• Current Route

    Add Stop to Route

    Search

    Latitude Longitude

    40.898 -96.605
    Press the Drop-Down text next to the Globe icon. You might have to zoom in or out to see the map. The icon with the Globe on it is a bit south and east of where we want it. Click on the Keyboard icon and try the coordinates 40.897 -96.610, then click on “Unnamed road” in the drop-down.


    For more accuracy, press the Keyboard icon and enter 40.898 -96.654, then click on 40.898

    -96.654 in the drop-down.


    In map view, the location point 40.897999N 96.653999W appears next to the globe icon. This is not the best location point, but notice the Flag icon is positioned in the middle of I80 WB/US 77 SB. This is a good point, in other words when our car reaches this location TomTom should automatically “lock onto” the next stop in our travel route.


    Press Add

    TomTom recalculates and modifies route WC01 to pass through the point I80 WB/US77 SB. Now, add the “modification location” to My Places.

    •••• My Places → Recent Destination → I 80 WB, NE, Lincoln NE (Lancaster)

    Add to My Places

    Wc01m

    Add


    •••• Current Route

    Add Stop to Route

    Search

    Latitude Longitude

    46.60 -122.90

    15 NB/US12 WB

    •••• My Places

    15 NB/US12 WB, WA, Chehalis

    Add to My Places

    Wc01m2

    Add



    2 a Latitude and Longitude

    Latitude: The equator has a latitude of 0° and the north and south poles have latitudes ±90° respectively.

    Longitude East ↔ positive West ↔ negative

    On Google Maps enter a city or town at a location along your travel route right-click a point and choose “What’s Here?” Application shows coordinates 40.897661 -96.604685, in other words N40.897661 W96.604658. In TomTom you enter Latitude then Longitude. It seemed easier for me to round to 3 decimal places. So the Lat/Lon starting point is 40.898 -96.605. Also, if you lose sight of the TomTom map in relation to the Lat/Lon icon, zoom in and out to find the map.



    3. Add a Stop p. 60

    •••• Current Route → Add Stop to Route

    Search

    Address

    82007

    Cheyenne WY (82007)

    W Fox Farm Rd

    201

    Add Stop to Route

    •••• My Places →Recent Destinations

    201 W Fox Farm Rd, Cheyenne WY, USA

    Add to My Places

    Wc01s1


    •••• Current Route → Add Stop to Route

    Search

    Address

    83705

    Boise ID

    W Elder St

    3625

    Add

    •••• My Places → Recent Destinations

    3625 W Elder St, Boise ID, USA

    Add to My Places

    Wc01s2

    Add


    4. Clear and Change Current Route

    •••• Current Route → Clear Route

    •••• My Places → Recent destinations choose Wc01→ Drive



    Delete Recent Destination

    •••• Recent Destination → Edit List [•] WC01 [•] I80 WB, NE, Lincoln NE (Lancaster) → Delete


    Delete from My Places

    •••• My Places → Edit List [•] We01 → Delete Edit List [•] Wc02 → Delete


    Fastest Route

    •••• Settings → Route Planning → Always take fastest route



    Reset Device

    Deletes all your saved places and settings and restores the standard factory settings

    •••• Settings → System → Reset device







    Add a Stop

    p. 60.......................................... 3

    Changing your route

    Add Stop to Route p. 93, 97..... 2

    Delete a Route

    Delete from Current My Places My Routes p. 105, 127 3

    Delete Current Route.................... 3

    Delete from My Places.................. 4

    Delete Recent Destination

    [•] means "Select"...................... 4

    Fastest Route

    p. 96.......................................... 4

    Latitude Longitude...................... 3

    Plan a route using Step-by-step search

    p. 76.......................................... 2

    Reset Device

    Restore to Factory Settings p.... 4
     
    Les35, Aug 8, 2019
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